SEATTLE – (Sept. 18) Seattle University hosts Welcome Week as the fall quarter begins on First Hill. It will be a busy weekend for the Redhawks, with women’s soccer, volleyball, and men’s soccer all in action on campus.
On Friday, Sept. 22, women’s soccer hosts Portland in its final non-conference home contest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Championship Field. Coach Julie Woodward is going for her 280th career victory at SU as the Redhawks prepare to defend the WAC title in 2017.
The next day, volleyball welcomes Utah Valley in the WAC opener at the Connolly Complex at 3 p.m. Katarina Marinkovic, the reigning WAC Freshman of the Year, is having a stellar sophomore campaign. She leads the WAC in hitting percentage (.335) and ranks second in kills per set (3.79) in 2017.
On Sunday, Sept. 24, men’s soccer takes on the University of Washington, with the Seattle Cup, presented by the Washington Athletic Club and the 101 Club, on the line. This rivalry game takes on extra significance this year, as the Redhawks own the nation’s longest home winning streak at 22 games. Also, Seattle U is 18th in this week’s College Soccer News poll, with UW at No. 19.
Prior to the match, SU will host the Red Zone Rally, presented by KXSU. The rally will feature live music, food, and games before the party moves to Championship Field to watch the 6 p.m. game. At halftime, the Redhawks will honor the 20th anniversary of the 1997 NAIA Championship team, and all men’s soccer alumni will be recognized. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance and arrive early. The gates at Championship Field will open at 5 p.m. Sunday.